The Weldron Family: Or, Vicissitudes of Fortune. A Story of Real Life in New England

Weeden & Peek, 1848 - 304 páginas
An ambitious story of virtue and vice, set just after the end of the War of 1812, the story chronicles the shifting fortunes of generations of a family descended from the Mayflower settlers.

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Página 268 - YES — my native land ! I love thee ; All thy scenes I love them well ; Friends, connections, happy country, Can I bid you all farewell '( Can I leave you, Far in heathen lands to dwell?
Página 133 - And went with meekness, charity, and love. Where'er a tear was dried ; a wounded heart Bound up ; a bruised spirit with the dew Of sympathy anointed ; or a pang Of honest suffering soothed ; or injury Repeated oft, as oft by love forgiven ; Where'er an evil passion was subdued, Or Virtue's feeble embers fanned ; where'er A sin was heartily abjured, and left; I BOOK V.
Página 161 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Página 203 - His little weapon in the narrower sphere Of sweet domestic comfort, and cuts down The fairest bloom of sublunary bliss. ] Bliss ! sublunary bliss! proud words, and vain!
Página 268 - I say a last farewell? Can I leave you, Far in heathen lands to dwell? 4 Yes ! I hasten from you gladly, From the scenes I love so well ; Far away, ye billows ! bear me ; ' Lovely native land ! — farewell ! Pleased I leave thee, Far in heathen lands to dwell.
Página 268 - tis sure I love thee, Can I, can I say farewell ? Can I leave thee, Far in heathen lands to dwell...
Página 274 - Trials make the promise sweet, Trials give new life to prayer ; Trials bring me to his feet, Lay me low, and keep me there.
Página 137 - That man may last, but never lives, Who much receives, but nothing gives; Whom none can love, whom none can thank, Creation's blot, creation's blank...
Página 131 - Before the willing spirit takes Her mansion near the throne. 3 Faith strives, but all its efforts fail To trace her...
Página 16 - And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes ; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved : but truly, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

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